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Political-Social Movements: Feminist: Iran
(5,625 words)


Contrary to popular misconceptions, many Muslim-majority countries have a long history of political and social movements in which women have implicitly or explicitly mobilized around feminist demands. Iran is no exception. In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in particular, the fashion…

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Catherine Z. Sameh, “Political-Social Movements: Feminist: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002136>
First published online: 2017

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